Jon focuses his practice on product liability litigation and is a member of the Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Environmental Group.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2014
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Former Professional Baseball Player, Boston Red Sox, 2006-2010
  • Graduate, Leadership Mississippi, Class of 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 2013
    • Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 2012-2013
    • Member, Moot Court Board, 2012-2013
    • Outstanding Student Award, Emerging Issues In Intellectual Property, 2013
    • President, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association – University of Mississippi Chapter, 2013
  • North Carolina State University, B.A., Public and Interpersonal Communications, cum laude, 2011
    • Dean's List
    • All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, 2006

Experience

  • Represents product manufacturers in product liability, personal injury, and breach of warranty cases with an emphasis on manufacturers in the fields of firearms, industrial machinery, and automobiles.
  • Represents product manufacturers in reporting to the Consumer Product Safety Commission pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Act.
  • Represents automobile manufacturers in Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state “lemon law” warranty cases.
  • Represents clients in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial damages cases.
  • Representative Matters
    • Firearms
      • Successfully obtained voluntary dismissal for firearm manufacturer in a personal injury, product liability case alleging design and manufacturing defects; case pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.
      • Currently representing firearm manufacturer in a class action alleging negligence, breach of warranty, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent representation, fraudulent omission/concealment, and unjust enrichment; case pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.
      • Represented firearm manufacturer in personal injury, product liability case alleging defective design and manufacture; claim was successfully resolved prior to trial; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
    • Industrial Machinery
      • Represented foreign tractor manufacturer in wrongful death, personal injury action alleging numerous product liability claims pursuant to the Mississippi Products Liability Act; obtained dismissal for manufacturer and its subsidiaries on grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction and under successor liability theories; Bouchillon v. SAME Deutz-Fahr, Group, et al., 268 F. Supp. 3d 890 (N.D. Miss. 2017).
      • Represented owner/operator of rental company in a personal injury action involving a Georgia Mud Buggy, alleging negligent maintenance and failure to warn.  Francisco Ortiz v. McGraw Rental & Supply Company, Inc., et al., Cause No. 15-cv-00055 (Madison Co. Cir. Ct. 2015).